Sioux Falls Public

High School Course Information & Career Planning Guide

A Letter from the Superintendent:

Our Mission in the Sioux Falls School District is "to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world."

As educators, we believe one of the essential skills for each student is the ability to plan for his/her success.

For the students of the Sioux Falls School District, this website is designed to help you develop your learning plan. Our goal is to assist you in the selection of courses that best meet your career goals for high school and beyond. We hope you take every opportunity to choose courses that fit your career plan and provide the greatest opportunity for your success. With guidance from parents/guardians and school counselors, we encourage you to review your learning plan each year and to seek the approval of your parents/guardians for necessary changes in your plan.

Graduation requirements are included in this website. Please read them carefully and ask your counselor if you have questions.

A few points to remember as you begin the exciting task of selecting your courses:

  • Select classes to match your interest and provide for your success.
  • Review and understand the high school graduation requirements for your graduating class.
  • Work with school counselors, teachers, parents, and administration to create a learning plan that is best for you.

For the parents and guardians, we expect that each student reach his or her fullest potential. We appreciate your partnership in encouraging your student to make the most of his/her high school experience. Our goal is for each student to take advantage of every high school opportunity. We thank you for your support in making this happen.

I encourage you to make careful use of the website, plan wisely, and enjoy your high school years. Our administrators, teachers, counselors, and entire high school staff are here to support your success

Dr. Brian Maher


Lincoln High School: To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

Roosevelt High School: To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

Washington High School: To develop life-long learners to succeed in a changing world.

New Technology High School: Empower students for success in a global society by cultivating leaders who exemplify 21st century skills and Trust, Respect, Responsibility, and Excellence.

Career & Technical Education Academy: High School: To educate and prepare students for future success through specialized, relevant, career-oriented learning.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In an effort to provide a safe, respectful educational environment, the District prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or ancestry. In addition, the District shall not discriminate in the opportunities for students on the basis of parental status, marital status, or pregnancy, nor shall such students be excluded from any program or activity, including any class or any extra curricular activity. Prohibited acts of discrimination include racial, sexual, ethnic, or other types of slurs, insults, intimidation, harassment and other conduct directed toward another person in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (discrimination based on national origin or race); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (discrimination based on gender); and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (discrimination based on age).

Individuals with concerns or inquiries about discrimination are encouraged to attempt to resolve the grievance informally by working with the administrator most directly involved in the situation. If resolution is not achieved, following persons have been designated to handle inquiries and formal complaints regarding the application of non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent, 201 E. 38th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-5898, (605) 367-5384.

Section 504 (discrimination based on disability):

Molly Satter, Supervisor of Health Services, 201 E. 38th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-5898m (605) 367-7933.

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